The Western Australian Institute of Sport will this month
open its doors for a Talent Search Day with the aim of uncovering the state’s
next sporting champions in Rowing and Track Cycling.
The WAIS High Performance Service Centre in Mt Claremont
will provide interested participants aged 14-17 years with the opportunity to
take part in a free trial day on Sunday, September 24th starting from
The trials require absolutely no previous experience in
either Rowing or Track Cycling and will provide participants with a set of
physical tests that will help to identify talented juniors with the potential
to train into elite athletes.
WAIS Rowing coach Jamie Hewlett said the trial day is
aimed at putting Rowing and Track Cycling in the shop window.
"We believe there is a lot of talent within our community
who would otherwise not have the opportunity to try sports like Rowing and Track
Cycling,” Hewlett said.
"With this program we are trying to find the next Olympic
champion and sometimes all that takes is giving talent their first opportunity
in a new sport.”
Hewlett said the re-emergence of a WAIS Talent Search Day
is aimed at following in the success of previous programs that have helped to unearth
current West Australian high performance athletes at the elite level.
"Talent search programs like this have had great success
in the past, producing some of our best WA athletes like former track world
champion and multiple Tour de France competitor Luke Durbridge and Olympic
rower David Watts.”
"Both of these athletes will once again wear the green
and gold of Australia at World Championship level over the next few weeks and
it’s fantastic to think that their first steps in elite sport were supported
through a WAIS run talent search program,” Hewlett said.
For more information on the WAIS Talent Search or to
register your interest, please visit the talent search booking page.
If you would like to speak with someone about the trial
day, please contact WAIS on 9387 8166 or email: email@example.com with the subject WAIS
aged 14-17 years.
WHAT: A free
trial day offering testing for the Olympic sports of Rowing and Track Cycling. No
previous experience in Rowing or Track Cycling is required.
WHERE: WAIS High
Performance Service Centre – McGillivray Rd, Mt Claremont 6010.
September 24th 9am start (expected to run through to midday).